Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Prisonnier de Guerre au Stalag IIB - Tardi

Graphic novel artist and illustrator Jacques Tardi (creator of Adèle Blanc-Sec) goes 'Maus' on us, telling the story of his father, who spent almost the entire World War II in a German prison camp.

Personal accounts of war prisoners are surprisingly hard to come by, as opposed to those of soldiers and concentration camp survivors.
The content is absorbing, therefore; at least at first...

Not personally an avid reader of war literature, the truth is I soon tired of this.
Finished it anyway, but can't say I am eagerly anticipating part II.

The pictures are artistic, and the narrative structure interesting - Tardi senior walks around Stalag IIB, reciting his mémoirs to Tardi junior walking by his side, questioning and commenting. An educational read, at any rate.

'Maus' :

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